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R.I.P. JP
« on: July 22, 2012, 07:17:33 PM »
SEATTLE – Chris Wedes, known and loved throughout the greater Seattle area as TV clown “J.P. Patches,” died Sunday morning, his wife said. He was 84
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 07:19:55 PM »
RIP J.P
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 07:32:36 PM »
RIP JP  from a Patches Pal  :'(  I grew up with him in the 60's,, he and Gertrude were the MC's at a Scout-O-Rama back in the early 70's.. How many remember his I See You Too T.V. ?

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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 07:44:11 PM »
I could have sworn he died months ago
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 07:49:42 PM »
I could have sworn he died months ago

was Gertrude you are thinking of  :( sad they are both gone now
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 07:54:18 PM »
I think JP read my birthday on the ICU2TV from 4 to at least 8 or 9.  My wife sometimes sounds like Esmeralda when she laughs, which being from upstate NY, means nothing to her.  I always loved the adult humor they mixed in with the kid stuff.  Rest in peace JP.
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 08:02:21 PM »
 Another ICON of my youth has passed. RIP Chris Wedes, AKA JP Patches! One of the few men that I loved that was not family! Life was so much simpler back then.
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2012, 08:35:34 PM »
I've been dreading this day since I learned about his illness.

He was a big part of my childhood, the best guest at Cub Scouts. I still live by many of his 10 Rules. 

Forever a Patches Pal.   

I think much of what is wrong with today is a lack of a J.P. for today's kids.

I just tried to visit his Website and copy the 10 Rules.  It's been frozen, Bandwidth exceeded..







 

   
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2012, 08:50:18 PM »
Sad day for sure. I met JP and Gertrude down here in Lacey when I was a wee little lad. Gertude planted a greasy red messy kiss on my cheek that I never forgot! Yuck! :chuckle:

They just don't make cultural icons like these two wonderful guys anymore.

RIP JP! You will definitely be missed! :'(
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 09:10:36 PM »
Heaven's quite a bit sillier today...  Miss you Chris... 
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2012, 09:12:18 PM »
RIP JP  from a Patches Pal  :'(  I grew up with him in the 60's,, he and Gertrude were the MC's at a Scout-O-Rama back in the early 70's.. How many remember his I See You Too T.V. ?

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Same here, JP, Stan Borison, Brakeman Bill and the list goes on
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 10:02:36 PM »
RIP JP  from a Patches Pal  :'(  I grew up with him in the 60's,, he and Gertrude were the MC's at a Scout-O-Rama back in the early 70's.. How many remember his I See You Too T.V. ?

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Same here, JP, Stan Borrson, Brakeman Bill and the list goes on

JP and Stan both did shows for my Cub Scout Pack.  Pack 144. At the time it was the only Pack run by Fathers.  If Dad was sick or could not come you stayed home.  If you were sick Dad was still expected to show up.  We averaged 90+ members and were better looking/behaved than a Boot Camp Graduation.

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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012, 05:40:34 AM »
I could have sworn he died months ago

was Gertrude you are thinking of  :( sad they are both gone now


KIRO had Bob  (Kechekan, Gertrude, Boris s) Newman on this morning speaking of his and JP's experiences together, so I would say that Gertrude is still kickin'.
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2012, 07:13:57 AM »
JP rocked, breakman Bill was cool, and an awesome artist. 
But his donkey puppet buddy was an a$$hole! He was cussing us out to stay in line when my Cub Scout troop was  getting ready to go on the show. He had half the troop crying then cussed us out for crying, lol.
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Re: R.I.P. JP
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2012, 03:14:52 PM »
I could have sworn he died months ago

was Gertrude you are thinking of  :( sad they are both gone now


KIRO had Bob  (Kechekan, Gertrude, Boris s) Newman on this morning speaking of his and JP's experiences together, so I would say that Gertrude is still kickin'.

I believe there was some attention given to Bob Newman's Cancer several years ago...maybe that's why people think he died :dunno:

 

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